Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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May 21, 2019

Spring chinook fishery closes on Snake River

Action: Closes spring chinook salmon fishery on the Snake River.

Effective date: Immediately.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: A) Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as ?the Wall? in front of the juvenile collection facility).

Reason for action: Based on angler effort and harvest rates observed during the last fishing period, there is not enough allocation for another two-day spring chinook fishery on the Snake River. Staff continue to evaluate total harvest to date; should sufficient harvestable surplus remain, the fishery may re-open.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other regulations. The regulations pamphlet can be found online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

Information contact: Jeremy Trump, District 3 fish biologist, 509-382-1005.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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